IN PICTURES | When St Mother Teresa visited Shillong!
SHILLONG, Aug 26, 2017: On the 107th birth anniversary of St. Mother Teresa, we would like to remind you of the time when the Nobel Peace laureate visited Shillong in the early 1970s.
Saint Mother Teresa visited Shillong not once but more than twice.
She made her first visit in 1974 when she came to inaugurate the rehabilitation centre for lepers at Nongpoh.
She visited the State again in 1975 and in between 1986-88.
The pictures are those of Mother Teresa and her nuns during their visit to Shillong in 1975.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, now Kolkata, will be made an official saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, just 19 years after her death.
A Nobel peace prize winner, Mother Teresa was one of the most influential women in the Church's 2,000-year history, acclaimed for her work amongst the world's poorest of the poor in the slums of Kolkata.
Hundreds of thousands of faithful are expected to attend the canonization service for the tiny nun, which will be led by Pope Francis in front of St. Peter's basilica.
(Picture courtesy: A Kharshiing)